COVID-19

COVID-19 UPDATE:

 

 02/10/2020

In SPASA Australia’s communication on 1 October 2020, the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions advised that:

“In the recently published Reopening Roadmap, pool cleaning and maintenance has been classified as 'Repairs, maintenance and cleaning' and is only permitted to operate for emergency and safety reasons, including essential maintenance, in the Second Step.

Essential maintenance refers to work that if not performed, would lead to the emergence of substantial safety hazards or risk to the community; this applies to both public and private areas.

Further details on the reopening process and easing of restrictions related to the repairs, maintenance and cleaning services are being prepared for publication.”

Since then, the Industry restriction levels: Metro Melbourne has been updated:

Repairs, Maintenance and Cleaning
Second Step

Download the Industry Restrictions – Landscaping and gardening services

Within the Landscaping and gardening services guidance document it states under RESTRICTED (Second Step):

Workers should work from home wherever possible

  • Essential maintenance for safety and upkeep of public and recreational spaces or bushfire prone areas**
  • Other maintenance work where it can be safely conducted entirely outside, contact-free, and by one person operating alone at all times
  • Other maintenance work can be conducted by a business on the Permitted Work Premises list to enable ongoing safe operation of their permitted onsite work
  • All work vehicles: Limit one person per row of seats, seated diagonally opposite (unless from same household bubble)
  • Create micro bubbles or pairing practices (e.g. two person lifting) to enable better tracing and isolation

SPASA Australia notes:

  • SPASA Australia has done everything possible to provide you with as much information as possible and correct at the time of publishing.
  • Details listed on the DHHS and Business Victoria websites change frequently. Pool and Spa Service Technicians must make habit of checking these websites often.
  • Pool and Spa Technicians MUST adhere to all COVID-19 requirements and ensure you carry with you at all times the appropriate Personal Protection Equipment and relevant paperwork.

 

 

01/10/2020:

Further to yesterday's clarification provided by SPASA Australia, we have received written advice from the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions on Pool & Spa Maintenance.

Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions has responded as follows:

In the recently published Reopening Roadmap, pool cleaning and maintenance has been classified as 'Repairs, maintenance and cleaning' and is only permitted to operate for emergency and safety reasons, including essential maintenance, in the Second Step.

Essential maintenance refers to work that if not performed, would lead to the emergence of substantial safety hazards or risk to the community; this applies to both public and private areas.

Further details on the reopening process and easing of restrictions related to the repairs, maintenance and cleaning services are being prepared for publication

Peninsula Pool Supplies wishes to acknowledge the Traditional Owners of Country, in particular the people of the Boon Wurrung and Bunurong which form part of the larger Kulin nations. We wish to also acknowledge traditional custodians of all land throughout Australia, and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.